How should the Satcom industry deal with AI, IoT & Space Debris?

At Satellite Technology Asia held in Singapore from 9-10 October, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) made an announcement – IRG has now rebranded (and reoriented) itself as the Satcoms Innovation...

Intelsat and APSATCOM sign agreement for maritime managed services in China

Intelsat today announced it has signed an agreement with APT Mobile Satcom Ltd. (APSATCOM) to deliver a global maritime network for APSATCOM’s customers in China. Under the multi-year agreement with Intelsat, APSATCOM...

Using commercial-off-the-shelf components for space: a technical look

For some spacecraft manufacturers, the use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) parts is the only option to meet the performance and cost needs of a mission. For many satellite Original Equipment Manufacturers...

Ariane 5 orbits two communications satellites on its 100th mission

On September 25, at 19:38 French Guiana time (GMT-3), Arianespace launched two communications satellites: Horizons 3e for Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 for Azercosmos and Intelsat. This...

China launches more BeiDou-3 satellites with search and rescue capabilities

At 10:07 p.m. Beijing time (UTC+8) on September 19, China launched another pair of BeiDou-3 navigation satellites using the Long March-3B rocket, from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre – the standard launch...

AsiaSat issued US patent for mitigating spectrum imbalance

AsiaSat has just been issued a U.S. patent for methods and systems to mitigate the imbalance of uplink and downlink spectrum allocation in satellite communications. This patent will be used to address...

SES talks about its APAC strategy and the future of the industry

Largest satellite operator SES may be based in Luxembourg but has global operations worldwide, operating more than 70 geostationary (GEO) satellites and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and having regional offices in...

Thaicom and Bangladesh sign contract for Bangabandhu-1 business development

Thaicom, Thailand’s largest satellite operator, has signed a consulting contract with a new government-owned Bangladeshi satellite operator, Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL). The contract is a multi-year consultancy service agreement, in...

Arianespace to launch Thailand’s THEOS-2

Arianespace has been selected to launch Thailand’s THEOS-2, the country’s new earth observation satellite, which will be built by Airbus. THEOS-2 will be launched in 2021, using either Arianespace’s existing Vega small...

India’s ISRO launches 2 commercial small satellites manufactured by SSTL

Yesterday, at 10:08pm IST (UTC+5:30), India’s space agency ISRO launched two commercial small satellites (smallsats) manufactured by UK-based Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL). The launch took place from ISRO’s only orbital...
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